Italy earthquake kills 16

An earthquake in northern Italy has killed at least 16 people, damaging buildings and spreading panic among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor shook the region just over a week ago, destroying their homes.

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Italian earthquake strikes same region as earlier tremor

A bell tower in Finale Emilia was destroyed by the earthquake on May 20th Credit: Reuters

The epicentre of today's earthquake is believed to be Finale Emilia in northern Italy - the town that was badly damaged in an earlier tremor on May 20th.

Seven people were killed in that earthquake and dozens buildings, including the historic bell tower pictured above, were damaged.

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